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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

From US$135,00
  • Guided itinerary allows even those with limited time to explore Panama by boat and on foot
  • See the newly expanded “Panamax” locks at work from the Agua Clara Visitor Center 
  • Avoid getting lost in the jungle of San Lorenzo National Park,
Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
From US$135,00
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
From US$135,00

Taking a guided tour of the Panama Canal allows you to hop between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with minimum hassle. This experience allows you to enjoy Monkey Island and enjoy a picnic lunch near the Gatun Dam before exploring San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Plus, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included for added convenience.

What to Expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a 90-minute boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you'll see jungle wildlife, navigate Gatun Lake, and watch massive ships pass through the canal.

Visit the famous Monkey Island, home to capuchins, howlers, and tamarins, before traveling to the Caribbean side of Panama and the Agua Clara Visitor Center. Here, you'll watch ships pass through the newly expanded “Panamax” locks from a canal-side observation deck and learn about the history, operation, and importance of the Panama Canal.

Next, you'll visit San Lorenzo National Park to see rainforest flora and fauna followed by a picnic lunch and a tour of Fort San Lorenzo, a 400-year-old Spanish fort on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. One of the most historically important spots in Panama, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort repelled pirates as part of the defensive system that protected the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown.

Your full-day tour ends with a return to your hotel in Panama City.
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1 - 5 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice Way to See & Experience Panama

Very much enjoyed this busy and information packed day. Each aspect of the trip was uniquely enjoyable. Our guide and the driver were very good at what they do and were great companions for the day. Seeing a sloth, feeding a monkey, taking a motorboat...More

Thank DPB123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome day -- a must-do in Panama City

This trip was the perfect way to experience the Canal. All of the activities were fun and well-planned. Jerin was extremely hospitable and knowledgeable about the history of the Canal and about the animals we encountered. We wanted to see a sloth and Jerin wouldn't...More

4  Thank darlinclementine
Reviewed 19 April 2018
A whirlwind tour

This informative and enjoyable tour covers a lot of ground as efficiently as possible. It's a great mix of natural and human history. The guide Enrique emphasized protecting the ecosystem at every turn.

2  Thank sls640
Reviewed 18 April 2018
Coast to Coast

What a great excursion! The pace was perfect. The different activities were very engaging. Jarin was very well informed about all aspects of the excursion, especially all dimensions of the the jungle, and shared his information in a very enjoyable and entertaining fashion. I would...More

1  Thank chbishopii
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Great full day overview of Panama during a short visit

In Panama for a long weekend on business with just 2 days to see a little bit of the country. This tour was a good way to do that. When you sign up you will put in the name of your hotel. The night before...More

6  Thank MaineTraveler2011_50
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